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From rgo...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1364496 - /logging/log4j/log4j2/trunk/api/src/main/java/org/apache/logging/log4j/message/Message.java
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2012 05:03:53 GMT
Author: rgoers
Date: Mon Jul 23 05:03:53 2012
New Revision: 1364496

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1364496&view=rev
Log:
Adding more content to the javadoc.

Modified:
    logging/log4j/log4j2/trunk/api/src/main/java/org/apache/logging/log4j/message/Message.java

Modified: logging/log4j/log4j2/trunk/api/src/main/java/org/apache/logging/log4j/message/Message.java
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/logging/log4j/log4j2/trunk/api/src/main/java/org/apache/logging/log4j/message/Message.java?rev=1364496&r1=1364495&r2=1364496&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- logging/log4j/log4j2/trunk/api/src/main/java/org/apache/logging/log4j/message/Message.java
(original)
+++ logging/log4j/log4j2/trunk/api/src/main/java/org/apache/logging/log4j/message/Message.java
Mon Jul 23 05:03:53 2012
@@ -37,7 +37,9 @@ import java.io.Serializable;
  */
 public interface Message extends Serializable {
     /**
-     * Returns the Message formatted as a String.
+     * Returns the Message formatted as a String. Each Message implementation determines
the
+     * appropriate way to format the data encapsulated in the Message. Messages that provide
+     * more than one way of formatting the Message will implement MultiformatMessage.
      *
      * @return The message String.
      */
@@ -46,7 +48,8 @@ public interface Message extends Seriali
     /**
      * Returns the format portion of the Message.
      *
-     * @return The message format.
+     * @return The message format. Some implementations, such as ParameterizedMessage, will
use this as
+     * the message "pattern". Other Messages may simply return an empty String.
      * @doubt Do all messages have a format?  What syntax?  Using a Formatter object could
be cleaner.
      * (RG) In SimpleMessage the format is identical to the formatted message. In ParameterizedMessage
and
      * StructuredDataMessage it is not. It is up to the Message implementer to determine
what this



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